It all started for Nanay when she did a decorative mural on a wall in her mother’s home 14 years ago. A half a dozen other wall projects followed, which led to the formation of her company. Decorative concrete work now comprises 80% of her business. The first step in her Artistry demo was to install a bond coat on the concrete pad, followed by a trowel-down overlay cement, blocking out some areas with pieces of polyfoam.
After it hardened, she marked out 12x12-inch squares and engraved the lines with a diamond blade mounted on an angle grinder. Several treatments followed to add multiple levels of coloring and wood graining. She added delicate, ornate scrolled patterns with a pastry bag filled with overlay cement. She completed the work with a clear epoxy coating.